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Paul Turley: Mastering Power BI Solutions - Basics and Beyond
Fri, April 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Presenter: Paul Turley - sqlserverbiblog.com
Paul Turley is a Mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches, and blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS Chapter and user group, the lead author of "Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services", and has authored 14 other titles from Wrox and Microsoft Press.
In this Power BI hands-on Workshop, you will learn the essentials and some advanced techniques to transform, model and analyze business information with this powerful platform. Techniques and best practices presented are from several prior workshops and years of field experience. Learn to use self-service and enterprise-scale Power BI capabilities; gain valuable skills to integrate, wrangle, shape and visualize data for analysis. Beginning and intermediate level users will learn to address data and reporting challenges with advanced design techniques. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have a complete solution built from real business data, shaped, cleansed & modeled; with a dashboard and interactive report visuals ready for analysis.
Topics & skills include: Power Query/M, modeling and calculations/DAX, standards & custom visuals, R visuals. Data sources: CSV, JSON, SQL Server; query folding, scheduled refresh & DirectQuery.
Suggested Attendee Requirements:
Attendees should have intro-level experience with Power BI Desktop or Power Pivot. Bring laptop with latest Power BI Desktop version installed (PowerBI.com), 64-bit Windows & 8 GB of RAM (4 GB min), 2 GB free storage. Power BI Subscription recommended, not require.